Greg Kostraba

Content Director

February 16, 2009 marked the beginning of my second go-around at WBAA. I worked here as a Program Host/Producer from 1995 to 2001, hosting classical music, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and the weekly 20th century classical music series “The Kostraba Conundrum.” After a short stint as Program Director at a public radio station in Kansas, I moved with my family to Toledo to serve as Classical Music Director at WGTE-FM, staying for seven years. Among my highlights in Toledo, I was fortunate to win the 2007 Ohio Public Broadcasting Award for "Radio Producer of the Year" for my monthly in-studio performance program “Live From FM 91” and special programs celebrating the life and music of composers William Grant Still and Samuel Adler.

Aside from my family, my passion in life is playing the piano. I have master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. You may have heard my performance of William Grant Still’s Kaintuck’ with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Performance Today or seen me as soloist with the Lafayette and Purdue Symphony Orchestras or playing chamber music on the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society series. I was also a semifinalist at the Fourth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2004 and produced the Toledo Clarinets premiere CD on the Cambria label. Most recently, my horn trio Quelque Chose released its first record on Kickshaw Records. I have also been featured on two recordings of music by Rick Sowash on the composer’s own label. My favorite gig, though, may have been playing on a weekly basis in the Rusty’s Jazz Café Big Band in Toledo with my late father, the bandleader Dan Terry, in the audience.

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Arts & Culture
6:29 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society 1/9 concert preview

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerts Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Lafayette. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba recently sat down with the group’s Executive Director Margot Marlatt to talk about the concert.

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Arts & Culture
8:47 am
Wed January 7, 2015

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Purdue Jazz Bands

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Marion "Mo" Trout, Director of Jazz Studies at Purdue University, about the jazz program at Purdue. They also preview the upcoming Purdue Jazz Festival.

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Arts & Culture
8:09 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Lafayette Chamber Singers 12/14 Concert Preview

The Lafayette Chamber Singers will be performing at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette

The Lafayette Chamber Singers will present their Holiday Noel Concert Sunday, December 14th at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, West Lafayette.  Artistic Director Clayton Lein talks with Greg Kostraba about the program

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General News
7:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Special Thanksgiving Day programming on WBAA

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential host Lynne Rosetto Kaspar

This Thursday, November 27th, tune into WBAA to accompany your Thanksgiving Day activities.

From 8 to 10 a.m. on WBAA Classical on 101.3 FM, join John Birge for Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude. This year, we remember Maya Angelou, Garrison Keillor reads a poem, and Nikki Giovanni recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college!

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Arts & Culture
11:23 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra 11/15 Concert Preview

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to talk about the orchestra's "Shaken, Not Stirred" concert, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

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